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    Off to the Kgalagadi!

    One of my dreams is about to come true.

    Next month we will be heading for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park for 7 nights of camping. Although I have visited Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve numerous times, I have always wanted to experience the Kalahari.

    I am expecting heat, dust, scorpions and no cellphone reception, but I am also expecting a true wilderness and fantastic photo opportunities!

    Has anyone here been there before? Please share your experience, tips and tricks - I can't get enough of anything that will prepare me for the experience!
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    96 views and not a single reply. That's jealousy for you Neville

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    Enjoy the trip, Neville.

    And hopefully we'll get to see some of the pics.
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    I have started a trip report thread on the Sanparks forums, which I invite you to follow.

    The thread can be found at https://www.sanparks.org/forums/view...p?f=27&t=96457
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    What an amazing week in the Kgalagadi!

    Here is a video compilation of the photos I took while we were there:

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    Stunning Pics!
    Seems you really had a wonderful trip.
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    Brilliant shots = what great memories...

    What temperatures did you experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Cooper View Post
    What temperatures did you experience?
    I think it went up to 44 degrees at one point.
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    Neville,

    Time to get your coffee table album compiled and printed. There are more than enough quality pictures to do this. Maybe a a wild life calendar?
    Maybe even get hold of National Geographic to buy some pictures from you. This will then finance your next adventure.

    Where did you get the time to get all the shots done?
    Did you have a number of different lenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justloadit View Post
    Neville,

    Time to get your coffee table album compiled and printed. There are more than enough quality pictures to do this. Maybe a a wild life calendar?
    Maybe even get hold of National Geographic to buy some pictures from you. This will then finance your next adventure.
    Thank you for your kind words, but I think there are far more accomplished wildlife photographers out there who would crack the nod long before me!

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    Where did you get the time to get all the shots done?
    Did you have a number of different lenses?
    Every evening, after the day's driving, I sat at our campsite and processed my photos on Lightroom. I compiled the video when we got home.

    99% of the photos were taken with a single zoom lens, a Sigma 50-500mm lens, which has a great focal range. The rainbow and milky way shots were taken with a 14mm wide-angle lens.

    You can check all my photos here.
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